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discobolus

/dɪsˈkɒbələs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(in classical Greece) a discus thrower
2.
a statue of a discus thrower
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from Greek diskobolos, from diskosdiscus + -bolos, from ballein to throw
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n.

"discus thrower," from Latin, from Greek discobolos, from diskos "quoit, discus" + -bolos "thrower," related to ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).

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